Sights of Meißen

The castle of Meißen is the oldest in Saxony and makes it look like a storybook town. It’s also known for having the first porcelain manufacturer (established in 1710) in Europe.

September 22, 2016
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Tasting on Český Krumlov

Mom put me in charge of where we would eat in Český Krumlov, so I did a bit of homework on Foursquare and my trusty USE-IT map. We ended up going to two restaurants, both of which served traditional Czech cuisines. Since this UNESCO town is the second-most popular tourist destination in the country outside of Prague, English-speaking staff and menus were readily available.

September 16, 2016
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Sights of Český Krumlov

I hadn’t originally planned to visit Český Krumlov since I had heard its popularity with tourists is second only to Prague. But since my family happened to be going there for a day and a half and it is only a 30-minute bus ride from České Budějovice, I overcame momentum and got a €3 round-trip ticket on a RegioJet bus and took a day-trip there.

It turned out that I was on the same bus as my family was taking from Prague to Český Krumlov, so I was surprised when I heard my dad call my Chinese name when I got on the bus. What a small world we live in! Here’s what we got to see, other than the street art we found.

September 16, 2016
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Tasting on Olomouc

In Olomouc, you can bet your bottom dollar that I enjoyed some Moravian wine, which accounts for 96% of the country’s supply. Traditional Czech food tended to be affordable, thanks to the population of university students.

September 14, 2016
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